Help! This is really beginning to bug me. I've had my lovely Toshiba laptop for over 4 months now, with absolutely no problems whatsoever. However, I sat down the other day to watch a DVD, and Windows Media Player, along with WinDVD, (also tried nero showtime) failed to playback, citing that i am unable to view protected content.
I realise the DVD's i am trying to watch are copy protected, which of course stops me from copying them etc - but i simply want to watch these on my laptop!
Running Vista - can anyone help me on this? Thanks and Happy New Year all!
Have you set the region for playback? In Windows Explorer right click the drive and select Properties, then the hardware tab and again select the drive and properties. You can set the playback region there.
i do not have but i cant understand why people who have a problem do not direct it to where they are most likely to receive a quicker and possibly more helpful response, i would go as far as to say this does not cover the majoriy of posts as can be seen by clicking in the relevant place
I'm not judging you. I just cannot understand why these are unplayable.
Are you getting the same with all commercial DVDs?
In the past, some firms (particularly Sony) have tried all sorts of methods of preventing their DVDs being played back on computers. My thoughts were that some form of Digital Rights Management system may be in use which only permits a limited number of playings on a computer before the disk is blocked.